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High School Lacrosse:
Moorestown Continues to Accept the Challenges

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

It was suppose to be one of their toughest games of the season, but all of the indications on the field showed that the Lady Quakers from Moorestown were clearly the better team. The Lady Gators from Seton Keough, located in Maryland, were nationally ranked as the twenty-fifth team found themselves faced with a relentless and defensive minded Quakers team. Seton Keough had won three of their last four games and was looking to pick up their third win in a row. Moorestown’s first goal of the just about a minute into this game was the first of seven goals scored during the first half. It would be the first of six goals that Brooke Cantwell would score helping Moorestown improve their record to 10-0 on the season with their 16-2 victory.

The Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) is considered as one of the toughest conferences in the country and Seton Keough has positioned themselves in the ninth seed in their upcoming post season tournament. Knowing how successful the Gators have been both now and in the past, Moorestown knew they had to compete at their highest level in order to score goals against the Gators goalie Ally Levy. But when Cantwell knocked down a pass attempt from Levy right in front of the net, her individual effort was only the beginning for Moorestown.

Giulia Giordano would score her first of three goals on the day with a nice individual effort giving Moorestown a 2-0 advantage. Keough would apply pressure on the Quakers defense when two shot attempts were turned away by Moorestown’s goalie Erika Page. Fifteen minutes later, Cantwell’s third goal of the first half pushed the Quakers ahead 6-0. The Gators would finally get on the scoreboard when Maria Valderas got her shot past Page. Cantwell would finish out the scoring during the first half but she was not done scoring. The second half was pretty much like the first with Moorestown able to get through any defensive scheme Keough applied.

Photos by Art Redd

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